April 1, 2015 - WASHINGTON, April 1 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, warned today that a proposed trade agreement appears to give other nations a dangerous legal advantage that could jeopardize America’s national security.
Sanders said that newly released documents seem to show that the secretive trade deal among North American and Asian countries could be risky for U.S. interests and businesses. The leaked documents show a draft of the trade agreement that has so far been hidden from the public and Congress.
“If this draft is correct, I worry that the Trans Pacific Partnership will allow foreign companies who invest in this country to challenge our national security decisions if they don’t like the outcome,” Sanders said. “That means if we block foreigners from buying ports, banks, parts of our electrical grid or other infrastructure due to national security concerns, these foreign investors can go...